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Passport photo

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Anyone know where I can get a passport photo taken in the yyz area?
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If there’s a Real Canadian Superstore in your area try asking if they do passport photos.

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Shopper's Drug Mart does them where I am as well. Some Wal-mart's have photo studios that would do them. Independent photo studios with storefronts as well. Where I live they all charge the same amount and have the photo ready a few minutes after taking it.
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Walmart, shoppers, superstore photo centres are all temporary shut down, in my town outside of the gta at least. I know where to get them on a normal day...I need one in the current covid days.
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London Drugs does (or did - no idea if they are operational during the pandemic) take passport as well as other licence document photos. They're quite good about having the correct templates for sizing specifications; and generally quick to get the photos printed.
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I've actually had photos that were taken at Walmart. What a pain that turned out to be. Lesson learned, the fotoshops at walmart are independently run and getting a refund was like pulling teeth. Have a real good at the results and if they don't look OK get them to redo them.
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Provided you can meet the lighting and size requirements, any Photographer can take them.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-re ... hotos.html

Get the images printed somewhere that can print on high-quality photographic paper, cut them out yourself, and have the photographer write "[their name] Photography" on the back with "I certify this to be a true likeness of [your name]" and sign and date the back.
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Gotta like the 10 year passports now. Saves having to do this as often. Maybe try to find a local studio and call / email. They are probably hungry for work.
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AirFrame wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:46 am Provided you can meet the lighting and size requirements, any Photographer can take them.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-re ... hotos.html

Get the images printed somewhere that can print on high-quality photographic paper, cut them out yourself, and have the photographer write "[their name] Photography" on the back with "I certify this to be a true likeness of [your name]" and sign and date the back.
I believe that the only thing the photographer has to do is print the company name and date on the back. They cannot certify/verify the picture.

For a passport it has to be someone who has know you for at least 2 years and a few other details https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-re ... ntors.html.

If it's for the Aviation Document Booklet (ADB) then the requirements for verification are somewhat different although it is frequently the Authorized Person who's processing the ADB application. https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... oklet.html
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5x5 wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:07 amI believe that the only thing the photographer has to do is print the company name and date on the back. They cannot certify/verify the picture.
You are correct, the photographer cannot be a guarantor for the photo, but frequently they have a stamp with the "I certify this photo to be a true likeness" wording on it. Your Guarantor signs it.

Note that a sole proprietor photographer operating out of a basement studio does qualify. Company name can be "Joe Smith photography," address can be Joe Smith's home.
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I did my firearms license renewal recently and you're allowed to take your own photo. I stood up against a white wall and did a selfie, and attached it to my online renewal and it worked fine. Not sure if you can do that with passports now as well?
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There's tons of guys on Kijiji still doing them, even in Ontario. The requirements for a passport photo are "from a professional." So that's a pretty wide criteria.

I'd go to them if you can't get Costco or like another professional studio to do it.
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